1000 tickets handed to nurses and other NHS staff at Ipswich Hospital for season opener
Mick McCarthy’s team will be backed by close on 1000 nurses and other NHS staff from Ipswich Hospital for the first home game of the season courtesy of the Club.
Blues are showing appreciation of the emergency services over the first month of the campaign and kick off that support by providing free tickets to the local hospital staff for the opener against Birmingham on August 5.
As well as nurses and their colleagues in the Sir Alf Ramsey Stand, the Hospital will be represented in the Directors’ Box as VIP guests of the Club.
Leading the teams out as Town’s first Community Champion of the season and carrying the matchball will also be a member of staff from the Hospital who goes above and beyond their daily role to help the community.
In addition to the NHS staff attending the Birmingham game, Town will also be saluting the work of the fire, ambulance and police services at the Fulham match on August 26.
The Club are allocating a number of free tickets to each of the three emergency services for the game, and again all three will be represented in the Boardroom and as Community Champions on an occasion labelled 999 Day by Blues.
“It’s been a challenging year for the emergency services in this country, with the terrorist attacks in Manchester and London as well as the Grenfell Tower fire,” Town MD, Ian Milne, told the Club website. “This is our small way of showing support for the fantastic work they all do.
“The Club has a close relationship with Ipswich Hospital, using their expertise for our players and the opposition on occasions when injured and we look forward to welcoming the nurses and other staff against Birmingham next week and the fire, ambulance and police services at Fulham.”
Town midfielder Luke Hyam, who was born in Ipswich Hospital, joined Ian in presenting tickets to staff there.